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Becca Austin
Becca Austin
 
Administrative Assistant
Office of the Associate Superintendent - Assessment and Federal Programs
Office of the Associate Superintendent - Assessment and Federal Programs
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Richard Bean
Richard Bean
 
Information Technology
Information Technology
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Tawyna Bement
Tawyna Bement
 
Information Technology
Information Technology
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Ryan Bowman
Ryan Bowman
 
Educational Technology and Operations Director
Educational Technology and Operations

The Director of Educational Technology and Operations works closely with the Superintendent overseeing building and construction projects, transportation, facilities management and maintenance, safe and secure learning and work environments, child nutrition staff, and technology staff. The director analyzes data while monitoring the attendance zone population shifts to maintain attendance zone boundary equability. Other responsibilities include managing and chairing appropriate district committees such as the Safety Committee and the Technology Committee.

Educational Technology and Operations
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Naomi Briggs
Naomi Briggs
 
Accounts Payable Specialist/ Assistant Treasurer
Fiscal Affairs

The Accounts Payable Specialist is a good resource for information regarding your budget. The specialist is responsible for receiving packing slips, information, and invoices. If a person has questions regarding paper or general supplies, the InTouch program, payments of invoices, travel reimbursements, requisitions, finding account balances, vendor information, or setting up new vendors the Accounts Payable Specialist can help. Ms. Briggs has been with the Twin Falls School District since 1983.

Fiscal Affairs
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Bill Brulotte
Bill Brulotte, Ed. S.
 
Associate Superintendent
Office of the Associate Superintendent - Assessment and Federal Programs

The Associate Superintendent works closely with the district administrators, faculty and school patrons to meet the educational needs of the school system. He oversees assessment and is responsible for Title I, Migrant, ESL, and other Federal programs. He is also the Title IX coordinator. Brulotte has worked in just about every building in the Twin Falls School District. He started his tour in 1989 teaching math at Twin Falls High School. After four years at TFHS, Brulotte became the vice principal at Morningside and Lincoln Elementary Schools. In 1996, he left the TFSD to serve in the Peace Corps. Brulotte returned to work as vice principal at Morningside and Sawtooth Elementary Schools until he became principal at O’Leary Middle School. He spent 3 years at OMS before becoming principal at Perrine Elementary School. In 2009 Brulotte was awarded the National Distinguished Principal of the Year award by the Idaho Association of Elementary School Principals. Brulotte joined the district office team in 2014.

Office of the Associate Superintendent - Assessment and Federal Programs
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Celia Charland
Celia Charland, M.S. Administration
 
Consulting Teacher
Support Services

Special Education Consulting Teacher for Secondary Schools (Middle Schools and High Schools, BRIDGE Academy)

Support Services
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Sarah Coats
Sarah Coats
 
Payroll Assistant
No Department
No Department
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Eva Craner
Eva Craner, M.S.
 
Public Relations Director
Public Relations

The Director of Public Relations coordinates internal and external district communications, plans district events, works with staff and media to promote and cover district events, prepares publications and promotional materials, and maintains the district website. The director is also responsible for the review, revision, and compliance with district policy and state laws. She oversees all grant writing, administration, and distribution as well as public records requests. Contact the director if you have information that you would like to release to the media or would like on the website, need help designing, writing or updating materials, need copies of district produced materials, or if you are a media representative and would like to speak to someone regarding a particular subject.

Public Relations
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Kandra  Danos
Kandra Danos
 
Administrative Specialist
Support Services

Administrative Specialist to the Director of Support Services job duties include accepting calls to the Director; schedules Director and staff meetings; assists the Director of Support Services with budget, supply orders, staff trainings, state reports such as Exceptional Child Tuition Equivalency and Court-Ordered Tuition Equivalency Allowance. She also coordinates home bound services for the school district and is the testing coordinator for the ParaPro Assessment for para educators in the district.  Mrs. Danos currently serves on the school district safety committee as well as the classified sick leave committee.  Mrs. Danos is also a notary public for the State of Idaho.

Mrs. Danos has been with the district since 2007.  Prior to that she worked as an administrative assistant at Gooding School District for 17 years.

Support Services
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Sonia DeLeon
Sonia DeLeon
 
Human Resources Manager
Human Resources

The Human Resources Manager maintains certified and classified employee records. She works closely with principals on hiring of employees. She makes initial contact with new hires to ensure proper credentialing and correct salary placement. She assists the Director of Human Resources in counseling employees to resolve complaints and grievances and other matters related to personnel management, and works with principals on difficult or sensitive personnel matters. She is available to answer questions regarding employment, personnel policies and procedures, job descriptions, certification renewal dates, additional credits for course work, salary placement, FMLA, or leaves of absence. Ms. DeLeon was raised in Twin Falls and has been with the district for more than 30 years.

Human Resources
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Yvette DeLeon
Yvette DeLeon, RN
 
School Nurse
Support Services

Schools:

Bickel

Day Treatment

Lincoln

Oregon Trail

Pillar Falls

South Hills

Magic Valley

Support Services
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Brady Dickinson
Brady Dickinson, Ph.D.
 
Superintendent
Office of the Superintendent

Dr. Dickinson has been with the Twin Falls School District since 1995.  He started his career as a social studies teacher at Robert Stuart Middle School in 1995. In 2007, he took the role of Vice Principal and Athletic Director at Robert Stuart Middle School. Dr. Dickinson helped with the planning and opening of Canyon Ridge High School as the school’s first Principal in 2009. That same year he received the Extra Mile Award from the Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce. While working as the Principal at CRHS in 2011, he received the Milken Award for the State of Idaho, which honors inspiring excellence in the world of education. Dr. Dickinson moved to a role in the District Office in 2013 to serve as the Director of Operations. Under his leadership, the TFSD built three new schools and provided needed upgrades to many of the district’s aging buildings. He became superintendent in 2016 taking on the district’s mission to “Provide a quality education necessary for all students to be successful in life.”  

Office of the Superintendent
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Natalie Ellsworth
Natalie Ellsworth
 
Administrative Assistant
Human Resources
Human Resources
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Antonia Emmons
Antonia Emmons
 
Medicaid Secretary
Support Services
Support Services
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L.T. Erickson
L.T. Erickson, Ph.D.
 
Secondary Programs Director
Secondary Programs

The Secondary Programs Director works with district administrators to implement programs and practices that improve student learning and the school district as a learning organization. He coordinates instructional leadership training and develops, implements, and evaluates in-service training programs. The director works with high school and middle school principals and staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum assessments and new instructional materials, methods, services, and programs. He communicates the curriculum to staff and maintains a list of approved instructional materials. He also directs secondary testing and evaluates results. The director is a resource for any questions regarding curriculum development and assessments, textbook adoption, or if you would like to be on a committee to improve curriculum and/or instruction.

Dr. Erickson has been with the Twin Falls School District for five years. A University of Wyoming and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas alumni, Dr. Erickson was previously employed with the Blackfoot School District. Dr. Erickson has four children at four different schools in the Twin Falls School District.

Secondary Programs
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Kim Eskeldson
Kim Eskeldson, MA in Audiology
 
1/2 time Audiologist 1/2 time Speech Language Pathologist Assistant
Support Services

Audiology services include oversight and participation in a district-wide hearing screening program, free diagnostic audiological evaluations and central auditory processing evaluations for students, support through IEP or 504 teams for students with hearing loss, troubleshoot hearing aids and provide support for classroom amplification and personal FM equipment as needed, and collaborate with local agencies and professionals to provide optimal care for students with hearing loss.

Support Services
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Janet Fisher
Janet Fisher
 
Fiscal Affairs
Fiscal Affairs
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Doris (Dee) Foster
Doris (Dee) Foster
 
Social Worker
Support Services
Support Services
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Amie Franklin
Amie Franklin
 
Guest Teacher Coordinator
Human Resources
Human Resources
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Angie Gilbert
Angie Gilbert, MA of Ed.
 
Consulting Teacher
Support Services

Angie is a Special Education Consulting Teacher with a focus at the elementary level and ERC environments.

Support Services
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Amber Gillespie
Amber Gillespie
 
Support Services
Support Services
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Jessica Goller
Jessica Goller
 
Food Service
Food Service
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Veronica Harris
Veronica Harris
 
Gifted and Talented Clerk/Speech Clerk
Support Services
Support Services
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Bryce Holt
Bryce Holt
 
Information Technology
Information Technology
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Becky  Jaynes
Becky Jaynes
 
Office of the Associate Superintendent - Assessment and Federal Programs
Office of the Associate Superintendent - Assessment and Federal Programs
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Rachel Jensen
Rachel Jensen
 
Payroll Specialist
Human Resources

Rachel is responsible for payroll, insurance benefits, worker’s compensation claims, and assists employees with their retirement needs. Contact the Payroll Specialist if you have a question about your paycheck, payroll direct deposit, want to change your W4 withholdings, need to add or delete family members on your insurance, want to know how many sick, personal, or vacation days you have accumulated, need information on the sick leave bank, need to file a workers’ compensation claim, or are ready to retire.

Human Resources
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Teresa Jones
Teresa Jones, Ed. S.
 
Elementary Programs Director
Elementary Programs

The Elementary Programs Director works with the district administrators to assure implementation of programs and practices that improve instruction, student learning, and student achievement.  The director coordinates instructional leadership training and professional development for elementary staff.  The director works with elementary school principals and their staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum, assessments and new instructional materials, instruction methods, services, and programs.  The Director works in conjunction with elementary administrators with testing and the data analysis of testing results.  The director works closely with district grade level leaders and grade level representatives to conduct pilot programs for new initiatives.  The director is a resource for questions regarding curriculum development, assessments, textbook adoption, and grading practices.

Ms. Jones has been with the Twin Falls School District for five years.  She has earned each of her college degrees from the University of Idaho.  She has worked in school administration for the past 27 years in Gooding, Jerome, and Twin Falls. She was named Rookie Administrator of the Year for the State of Idaho in 1994 and National Distinguished Principal in 2013.

Elementary Programs
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Brett Keller
Brett Keller
 
Information Technology Department Coordinator
Information Technology

Contact your building technician or the technology department if you need assistance with your password, log-in, network access or connectivity, network printers, e-mail account, user folders, server “share” folders, building’s computer lab, district-purchased software, or classroom phone.

Information Technology
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Michelle Lucas
Michelle Lucas
 
Clerk of the Board & Executive Secretary to the Superintendent
Office of the Superintendent

Executive Secretary to the Superintendent/Clerk of the Board job duties include accepting calls to the superintendent or Board of Trustees; schedules Board of Trustees and Superintendent appointments/meetings; answers TFSD #411 policy and procedure questions; communicates with schools information regarding District policies, requirements, and instructions as directed by the Superintendent or Associate Superintendent; maintains and organizes district permanent records such as tort claims, grievances, judgments, complaints, agreements, public notices, election documentation, contracts, and leases; prepares, distributes, and posts board meeting agendas, board packets, and other material for board meetings; and organizes the district calendar review committee. Mrs. Lucas is also a notary public for the State of Idaho.

Mrs. Lucas has been with the district since 2005.  Prior to that, she worked as an administrative assistant at West Bonner County School District for five years.  

Office of the Superintendent
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Kindel Mason
Kindel Mason, Ed. S.
 
Director of Support Services
Support Services

The Director of Support Services provides leadership implementing and maintaining age 3-21 Special Education programs and services in conformance to district, state, and federal objectives and laws; planning, designing, and implementing all phases of service provided by the Special Education staff; serving as a resource to patrons, school personnel, and the Board; and maintaining adequate staffing to ensure objectives of programs and services are achieved within budget.  Kindel has been in the field of special education since 1991. Before coming to the Twin Falls School District as the Support Services Director he previously served as the Special Services Director in Jerome for 13 years. Prior to becoming a director, Kindel worked with the Idaho State Department of Education as a special education consultant.  He began his career as a special education teacher at Sawtooth Elementary, and he also taught at Robert Stuart Middle School in the Twin Falls School District.  In 2013 he was awarded the 2013 Idaho Outstanding Special Education Administrator award, and was selected as the 2015 Idaho State University Outstanding Educator. 

Support Services
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Linda Maughan
Linda Maughan
 
Information Technology
Information Technology
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Shannan Mayer
Shannan Mayer, M.S. Special Education, Ed. S. School Psychology
 
Consulting Teacher
Support Services

Special Education Consulting Teacher in elementary and preschool to provide support and guidance with special issues. Also, I work with the district’s behavior support program to help teachers and staff provide support to students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

Support Services
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Lyllia McGlochlin
Lyllia McGlochlin
 
Food Service
Food Service
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Jim Ohlensehlen
Jim Ohlensehlen
 
Information Technology
Information Technology
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Lori Rieth
Lori Rieth
 
Food Service Supervisor
Food Service

The Food Service Supervisor plans and supervises the preparation and serving of menus at all district schools, as well as any special meals required for district-sponsored events. She follows federal and state standards and guidelines in the operation of the school food service program, sets prices, accepts bids from food providers, and maintains an inventory of all food and equipment. The supervisor should be contacted if you have questions about the food service employee salary schedule, need refreshments for a meeting, didn’t receive your food, or have a problem with a menu. Rieth started with TFSD in 1987. She has a background in bookkeeping and accounting as well as post-secondary certificates in Food Service, Institutional Food Service and Food Service Supervision and she is Nationally Certified Level III from the American School Nutrition Association

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Sheila Rinehart
Sheila Rinehart
 
Purchasing Agent and Risk Management
Fiscal Affairs

Contact the Purchasing Agent if you have a question about a purchase order, need help filling out a requisition, you have received a curriculum order that has been sent directly to your facility, or have questions about vendors, catalogs, liability or property insurance, or equipment inventory procedures. Ms. Rinehart is a Twin Falls native and has been with the Twin Falls School District for 35 years.

Fiscal Affairs
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Bob Seaman
Bob Seaman
 
Fiscal Affairs Director
Fiscal Affairs

The Fiscal Affairs Director assists with the district’s financial management. He participates in budget preparation, distribution, and administration; directs the preparation of financial and accounting reports; provides information regarding district financial books, records, and reports; directs, plans, and coordinates financial data processing activities; supervises district investments, purchasing procedures, accounts payable processes, and payroll authorizations; and enacts controls over district cash management. Contact the director for audit, financial, budget or procedural information, assistance with accounting, budget preparation, or grant applications, or need a specific report. Mr. Seaman has been with the Twin Falls School District of 31 years. Before coming to TFSD he was a CPA in Las Vegas, Nevada and Twin Falls, Idaho. He is a proud BYU alumni and has seven children that have graduated from the Twin Falls School District

Fiscal Affairs
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Martin Shirley
Martin Shirley
 
Information Technology
Information Technology
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Bill Southwick
Bill Southwick
 
Maintenance
Maintenance
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Kellie Stanton
Kellie Stanton
 
Human Resources Administrative Assistant
Human Resources
Human Resources
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Kristi Stone
Kristi Stone
 
Administrative Assistant
Elementary Programs
Elementary Programs
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Shannon Swafford
Shannon Swafford
 
Director of Human Resources
Human Resources

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for the Human Resources Department and Payroll. She works closely with the superintendent and principals in planning and anticipating personnel needs and helping employees resolve complaints, grievances, and other personnel matters. She also assists in the development and interpretation of personnel regulations and policies and develops and recommends salary policy and structure. She is also the Title IX coordinator. Contact the Director of Human Resources if you are having personnel problems, are being sexually harassed, have concerns about the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Family Medical Leave Act, or need a resource on Labor Law. Ms. Swafford relocated from Pratt, Kansas to Twin Falls with her two sons and her husband, who was born in Twin Falls.

Human Resources
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Luci Walter
Luci Walter, RN
 
School Nurse
Support Services

Schools:

Morningside

Sawtooth

O’Leary

Bridge Academy

Twin Falls High

Support Services
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Jona Ward
Jona Ward, RN, BSN
 
School Nurse
Support Services

Schools:

CRHS

RSMS

Harrison Elementary 

Perrine Elementary

Rock Creek Elementary

Support Services
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Carol Warner
Carol Warner
 
Administrative Assistant to Operations and Educational Technology and Public Relations
Educational Technology and Operations
Educational Technology and Operations
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Emory Warren
Emory Warren
 
Maintenance
Maintenance
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Carla Wherry
Carla Wherry, LMSW
 
Social Worker
Support Services

Psychotherapist for O’Leary MS, RISE, TFHS, CRHS, Sawtooth, Harrison and Rock Creek

Support Services
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Rachel Youren
Rachel Youren, BSB
 
Accountant
Fiscal Affairs
Fiscal Affairs
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Nevada Zamora
Nevada Zamora, LMSW
 
Social Worker
Support Services
Support Services
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